What is the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program?
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.
Public schools are nominated by their state departments of education. There are two categories of nominations:
Private schools are nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). Additional information on the criteria for private schools and the nomination process is on CAPE's website.
View current and past awardees online.